State Of Oregon Agrees To Pay $450,000 To Settle DOC Whistleblower Case, Parker Waichman LLP Reports

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The State of Oregon has settled whistleblower claims filed by a former Oregon Corrections Enterprises head, who alleged that he was fired for speaking up about questionable spending and hiring at the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm long dedicated to protecting the rights of whistleblowers who have reported, or seek to report, employers engaged in illegal activities, reports that the State of Oregon has settled whistleblower claims by a former Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) head for $450,000. The case was filed in Marin County Circuit Court on April 9, 2013 (In Re: Robert Killgore vs. The State of Oregon Department of Corrections, Case: 13C13825). The case was brought by Rob Killgore, who alleged wrongful discharge, discrimination and retaliation after speaking up about questionable spending and hiring.

The state has agreed to pay $275,000 for “emotional distress, loss of reputation and other compensatory damage” along…

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